Comfort? Efficiency? Convenience? Programmable Thermostats That Do It All

by Greg Leisgang on July 18, 2011

Posted in: Thermostats

Installing a programmable thermostat in your Cincinnati area home is one of the easiest ways to make your heating and cooling system more energy efficient. Programmable thermostats maintain the level of comfort you are used to (or improve it) and are easy to use -- and they save you money.

Programmable thermostats are ideal for people whose homes are  unoccupied for extended periods during most days, such as when everyone's at work or school. People with traditional thermostats tend to run into one of two problems with their HVAC systems. Either they turn them off when they leave for the day and return to an uncomfortable home, or they leave them on all day and waste energy cooling or heating an empty house. Both problems can be solved with a programmable thermostat.

These thermostats can be programmed to turn your HVAC equipment down or off after you typically leave for the day and then turn back up or on shortly before you expect to return. You don't have to wait for your home to return to a comfortable level, and you don't have to run your air conditioner or furnace all day. 

The payoff: You can save 10 percent a year on your heating and cooling bills by turning back your thermostat 10 degrees to 15 degrees for eight hours day. That's according to the U.S. Department of Energy's Energy Savers program.

Of course, even after programming your schedule, you can change it for vacations or new schedules. Some programmable thermostats let you program each day to be different. Some models come with other features, such as a reminder when it is time to replace your air filters.  

If you are looking to upgrade your thermostat to create long-term savings on your utility bills, contact Tri-County Heating & Cooling. We have proudly served Butler County and the Greater Cincinnati area of Ohio since 1969.

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